Windows 7 And Dj Software
Posted 21 October 2009 - 02:47 PM
Posted 21 October 2009 - 03:26 PM
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:24 PM
I do want to get rid of vista I just find it unreliable!!
Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:20 PM
Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:11 PM
Its called xubuntu;
Works fine on very old lappys/PC's. Open Office/Firefox/Thunderbird/DVD players etc can be installed.
Back in Windows Land...
We're still on XP in the office. I think MS shot themselves in the foot with a fairly good OS.
Most companies have no reason to updrade from XP to Win7 - I received the CD on Tuesday and might install on a PC for compatibility testing with my code, but I can't see us upgrading the desktops.
For the home user, things are a little more cloudy. Win7 is supposed to be lighter than Vista. I'm currently running Vista on a fairly modern Laptop (Dell Studio 15 with 4GB ram and upgraded graphics) and its fine -but the laptop is only a few months old..(and Vista has been out for a while) and I've got plenty of Ram. Essentially, the PC was designed to work well with Vista.
If you've "upgraded" your laptop to Vista/Win7 from XP, then expect slower performance.
Downgrading a marginal spec PC to XP may make sense - if this is possible within the license terms of the software.
The DJ controllers can lag with the latest OS - they are not big sellers and Win7 (from what I read) requires "signed" drivers. So any drivers need to be checked by MS before you can install.
This should create a stable platform - but obviously, hardware that is not a big seller (compared to mainstream PC components) will lag behind.
I guess to the OP - it "should" be better, due to many internal tweaks and better memory handling. Don't upgrade that old XP laptop -it really won't cut it! Also check your controller vendor has Win7 drivers.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:43 PM
Like suggested in another thread, the touch-screen element could be great for DJ'ing...but keep the tissue and screen wipes handy!
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